leahphoto2Welcome! I’m Leah Harrod Rupp, a beginning blogger who cares about true stories and learning to accept struggle. I write about my soul experience as a parent which involves therapy, healing, and a lot of breaking down. My goals for the future include actually remembering to water my garden and raising kids who live freely from theirhearts. I wear dangly earrings and track the phases of the moon.

19 thoughts on “About

  1. I am so glad I found a link to your blog in another that I follow – absolutely beautiful words, such wonderful stories. I can’t wait to read even more from you πŸ™‚

  2. I have a lot of breakdowns, too, as a parent. I tell myself that it is very normal πŸ™‚

    Anyway, I am so glad I found your blog. Your writing is truly breathtaking.

  3. I’ve learned recently that success comes through mistakes. πŸ™‚ I found your blog from A CUP OF JO and I’m so glad that I did. Your blog is inspirational and your words genuine. It’s so refreshing to meet such a “real” person on the blogosphere! Looking forward to many more stories.


  4. I just read your story on mamapedia and I sit here with wet cheeks writing you to tell you how beautifully written and inspiring it was. I would love to start reading what you write daily, as you and I seem to have a few things in common and, well, when my baby girl isn’t pulling at anything attached to me, I love wearing dangly earrings tooπŸ˜‰. Thank you!

  5. Could you please tell me how I can “subscribe”, for lack of a better term, to your blog as I am not on Facebook? Thank you and I am so looking forward to getting to know you and your perspective better. You are a very talented writer. 😊

  6. I love reading the depth of love in your writing voice. The honesty with which you approach motherhood is palpable. I find everything you say and do with your children – including the mistakes – so inspiring. Thank you for sharing yourself and your story.

  7. You are truly blessed. Long ago, when my children were young, I would sometimes feel like a failure as a parent. (Sometimes, I still think that.) Then, I would remind myself just how fortunate I truly was. Once, when I was in Mexico, I came across a very young woman sitting on the sidewalk suckling a baby. Two toddlers were jumping & dancing around her. All were dressed in raggedy clothes. I will NEVER forget the look in her eyes. The thing I saw there was hopelessness, despair, emptiness. She could not have been more than 21 or so. I felt so overwhelmed with anguish. I gave her some money (against the advice of my companion). I had to. I will never forget her and as the years went by, I would think of her whenever I began to think my life was a “mess”.

  8. Thank you for sharing your journey. I searched forever for a “short story” of the beauty of marriage. We are wrapping up a “What is love” themed exploration of Midsummer Night’s Dream. I hope you don’t mind, but I am sharing your beautiful words in “The True Story of a Seven Year Marriage” with my 10th graders. I searched and searched for words that spoke selflessness, love, struggle, and beauty, and your story was the best, by far. Thank you for sharing your story.

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